Manchester Evening News

Articles from August 22, 2018

60 Jobs at Risk at Civil Engineers
A CIVIL engineering firm behind infrastructure projects across Greater Manchester has gone into administration - putting 60 jobs at risk.Salford-based GPL Group is understood to have suffered from 'significant cash-flow difficulties' due to delays with...
£829,000 Boost to Stop Rough Sleeping
A SCHEME aimed at ending rough sleeping across Greater Manchester has been given a £829,000 boost.There are already more than 500 people signed up to the Social Impact Bond (SIB) and there has been such huge demand that bosses were forced to stop taking...
£829K Boost to End Rough Sleeping
A SCHEME aimed at ending rough sleeping across Greater Manchester has been given a £829,000 boost.There are already more than 500 people signed up to the Social Impact Bond (SIB) and there has been such huge demand that bosses were forced to stop taking...
Another Car Towed for Parking on Pavement
WHEN residents were forced to cross a busy main road because a car was blocking the pavement, police decided enough was enough.The Volkswagen was towed away from where it was left in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, as officers were unable to get hold of the...
Blues' Keeper Search after Bravo Blow
CITY are considering their options after Claudio Bravo flew to Barcelona for further tests on a ruptured Achilles tendon.The former Barcelona goalkeeper, who was back-up to Ederson last year and starred in the Carabao Cup, is expected to miss the majority...
Blues Star Mendy Joins Hundreds at Eid Festival
CITY star Benjamin Mendy was spotted among hundreds of worshippers at a high school for Eid ul-Adha Islamic festival.The French World Cup and Premier League winner was joined by best pal Diacko Fofana for prayers at The Kingsway School in Cheadle, Stockport.More...
Boss Facing Dilemma with Defensive Duo after Brighton Farce
VICTOR Lindelof and Eric Bailly will have been relieved their numbers did not go up on the fourth official's board at Brighton. As perverse as that sounds.For a defender, particularly, it is the most humiliating and confidenceshattering thing that can...
Coaching Duo Are a Hit with Players
MICHAEL Carrick and Kieran McKenna have had such resounding impacts as United's first-team coaches the players want them to remain heavily involved as the club moves forwards.Manager Jose Mourinho appointed former club captain Carrick, 37, and 32-year-old...
Corrie Pals Show Hayley Support
THE DIARY In association with Got a story? Email: dianne.bourne@men-news.co.ukorkatie.fitzpatrick@trinitymirror.com Phone: 0161 211 2816/2484 Twitter: @CelebManchester See more celebrity pictures, videos and interviews online at: manchestereveningnews.co.uk...
Deaths
BOYLAN (PETER) - On Tuesday 14th August 2018 Peter died peacefully in nursing care and will be sorely missed by his wife Mary, sons Tony and Dermot, daughter Jayne and his grandchildren, family and friends. Much loved and respected by everyone who knew...
Disabled Gig Goer Given a Wonder-Full Lift by Pals
THIS is the amazing moment Liam Gallagher fans hoisted a man in a wheelchair into the air so he could see the Mancunian legend belt out Oasis classic Wonderwall.Michael Reynolds went to the Burnage-born star's solo gig on Saturday at Emirates Old Trafford...
Do You Remember ?
ANYONE who has travelled extensively by rail in Britain or abroad will be familiar with Bradshaw's Guide. But only a few will know that its founder, George Bradshaw, was born in Pendleton and served as an apprentice engraver in Manchester.¦ The first...
FORMER Emmerdale Actress Roxanne [...]
THE DIARY In association with Got a story? Email: dianne.bourne@men-news.co.ukorkatie.fitzpatrick@trinitymirror.com Phone: 0161 211 2816/2484 Twitter: @CelebManchester See more celebrity pictures, videos and interviews online at: manchestereveningnews.co.uk...
Gab's So Happy to Strike out with Sergio Once Again
GABRIEL Jesus is delighted to be back playing alongside Sergio Aguero in the City team.The pair formed an effective partnership at the beginning of last season, with the team scoring 20 goals in six games they started together in the first two months...
GMP Chief Tells of 'Gap' in Policing Due to Funding
IN 2018 we are all now used to public servants and local politicians telling us that services are unable to do the things they could before austerity hit.But the chief constable of Greater Manchester's view of the situation is quite stark even by those...
Hall of Fame
DANCER, choreographer, theatre director, talent scout, TV judge and presenter, author, mentor and teacher - there aren't many roles Manchester-born Arlene Phillips hasn't mastered.Well-known as a judge on the BBC series Strictly Come Dancing and the...
Instead of Starting Uni, I Ended Up Fighting for My Life
A TEENAGER was left fighting for her life after being struck down by deadly sepsis on the day she was due to start university in Manchester.The deadly illness took over Olivia Young's entire body. The 19-year-old was in hospital for nearly two weeks....
'It Is Just Really Traumatic'
mum left distraught after council sends her school place letter for baby daughter who died two years before - and 94 more families may be affectedA BEREAVED mother has slammed council bosses after she was sent a school application reminder for her daughter...
It's Unfare! Drop-Off Charges Cost Me £50
A BUSINESSMAN who travels through Manchester Airport every week says the cost of his taxi rides have gone up by £50 a month since new drop-off charges were launched.Michael Cowell, 34 from Altrincham, travels regularly in his role as a furniture design...
It Turns out That You Can't Get a Sick Note to Cover You for Household Jobs
SO, our two-car holiday strategy paid off.I came home three days earlier from Victoria's mum's house to carry out some traditionally male tasks, while Victoria stayed with the twins and her mum, to enjoy the seaside.My plan was to complete the lifting,...
Jackson's Impact Even Bigger Than Dobson's, Says Red Devils Coach
WHEN Jackson Hastings arrived at Salford last month, it would have been understandable if it'd taken him a few games to find his feet, surrounded by new team-mates in a side struggling at the wrong end of the table and on the other side of the world...
Jose Deserves Reds' Backing - Not the Sack
LESS than a fortnight in to the new season, United are facing their first 'crisis' of the campaign.Losing usually signals a crisis at Old Trafford, such is the gargantuan size of the club and should they succumb to another defeat against Tottenham on...
Man Faces Life in Jail for Mother-in-Law's Murder
A JILTED husband faces life in jail after he murdered his mother-in-law in revenge for helping his wife flee their unhappy arranged marriage.Muhammad Tafham, 31, stabbed Rahman Begum, 46, at her home in Rochdale - and then staged a scene to make it look...
Man with Huge Machete on Streets of Chinatown
THIS is the moment a man armed with a huge machete ran through the streets of Manchester city centre.Terrifying footage was handed to the M.E.N. by a concerned business owner, who said crime and disorder in Chinatown is 'out of control.' .Armed police...
New Sale Star Is Facing Longer Ban over 'Tackle' Red
CHRIS Ashton is facing a potentially longer ban than originally thought after he was sent off in a pre-season friendly.The Rugby Football Union said that Sale Sharks and England wing Ashton was dismissed for a tip tackle on Castres scrum-half Rory Kockott...
Not a Real Summer without an Open Pool
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukTHIS summer of 2018 has been compared with the red hot summer of 1976.There was one outstanding bonus in those sun-blessed...
No Vacan-Zi
UNITED have no intention of replacing manager Jose Mourinho with former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.Mourinho presided over a shambolic 3-2 defeat at Brighton on Sunday and several bookmakers have installed him as favourite to become the first Premier...
OUT OF THE Blue
WHILE it's safe to say denim will never go out of style, the way we wear it has certainly changed over the years.White jeans, for example, were the height of fashion in the Eighties, but they fell out of favour by the end of the decade and became a thing...
Police to Blame for Delay at Arena, Says Ex-Fire Chief
THE head of the fire service at the time of Manchester Arena bombing says he will 'always regret' the delay in firefighters attending the aftermath of the atrocity - but has laid the blame at the door of the police.Peter O'Reilly was chief fire officer...
Pro-Brexit Tories' Labour Gaffe
SENIOR Remain-backing Labour politicians in Manchester have reacted with bemusement after being invited to join the Tory Party and elect Boris Johnson their prime minister.Pro-Brexit campaign Leave EU sent out an email yesterday with the subject line...
Pundits Say Silva Deserves Player of the Year Award
UNITED legend Gary Neville and Liverpool great Jamie Carragher have both tipped David Silva to win the PFA Player of the Year award.The Spaniard has started the new Premier League season in scintillating form and orchestrated City's 6-1 demolition of...
Raiola Takes Twitter Swipe at Legend Scholes Following Criticism of Pogba Displays
THE Paul Pogba situation descended into farce yesterday as his agent Mino Raiola claimed United great Paul Scholes 'wouldn't recognise a leader if he was in front of Sir Winston Churchill'.Scholes has been a vocal critic of Pogba since he returned to...
'Selfish' Parking Stops the Trams
SELFISH parking is always a pain - though it's not every day it disrupts hundreds of Metrolink passengers.But one Mercedes driver managed it when he left his swish car into a no-parking zone.Parked right next to the tracks, just before the Exchange Quay...
Shearer: 'Jose's Jibes Are Just out of Jealousy'
JOSE Mourinho's comments about City's Amazon Prime documentary were fuelled by jealousy, according to Alan Shearer.Mourinho accused City of lacking class after the eight-part series was released to much fanfare last week.In episode two of the series,...
Shirty Gary in Liverpool Top for Bet
UNITED legend Gary Neville did the unthinkable and pulled on the shirt of bitter rivals - but it was all for a good cause.Neville's Sky Sports' punditry partner Jamie Carragher forced Neville into the shirt after his former England teammate lost a bet...
Show-Off Driver Who Killed Teen Jailed for Nine Years
A DRIVER has been jailed after knocking down and killing a young woman as he attempted to 'drift' a BMW.Scott Watkins, 25, was unlicensed and uninsured when he sent the powerful 3-series car into a crowd of people watching the unauthorised gathering,...
Talking about Puberty Doesn't Have to Be Difficult
TV presenter Gabby Logan chats to LISA SALMON about the challenges teenagers face, and why it's so important to keep talkingIT HAPPENS to everyone, yet both parents and children still find it hard to discuss puberty. Research shows half of parents (50%)...
Then & Now DUCIE STREET
Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look nowTHIS week our main image shows the London Road station warehouse (near Piccadilly Station) in Ducie Street...
Virdi Takes Key Red Rose Wickets as Surrey Push for Win
AMAR Virdi took 3 for 61 in a 21-over spell, with each wicket greeted by his now-trademark arms-aloft celebratory run into the outfield, as Surrey strived for a seventh Specsavers County Championship victory in nine games by beating Division One strugglers...
We Could Go from Mobikes to NO Bikes
MOBIKE bosses have issued a final plea for yobs to stop stealing and vandalising their bikes - or Manchester could lose the scheme 'within weeks.' .The pay-to-ride service is in 200 cities in 19 countries across the world, but Manchester is the first...
Wheels Keep Rolling as Reg's Legacy Lives On
Nostalgia remembers a Bury-born giant of the cycling world and the legacy he left at his club the Manchester WheelersIT must rank as one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history… Fourteen years after retiring from cycling, former world champion...
When Morrissey Met Marr
IT'S a commonly held belief that The Smiths started life when guitarist Johnny Marr knocked on singer Morrissey's door in May 1982 and asked if he'd like to form a group.But there's evidence that the two met well before then at a Patti Smith gig at Manchester's...
Who Is Going to Fill Gloves of Injured Bravo?
HAVING allowed three goalkeepers to leave the club in summer, City suddenly find themselves short at the back.The long-term Achille injury suffered by Claudio Bravo leaves Ederson as the only senior goalkeeper at the club with 20-year-old Daniel Grimshaw...
Wright Says Mourinho's Plight Is Just like Wenger's
JOSE Mourinho faces a 'car crash' at United and is showing similarities to Arsene Wenger's demise at Arsenal, according to Ian Wright.The former Arsenal forward believes Mourinho is living on 'borrowed time' at Old Trafford and suggests the Portuguese...
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